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Eminent Speaker Series 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dr John C Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will be our Eminent Speaker for 2017. 

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NEP Poll 14 - Gambling

The final poll for 2016 is on the subject of gambling.  We asked our panellists to comment on the following proposition: "The social costs of gambling exceed the benefits (including consumer surplus from recreational gambling and tax revenue for governments)"

 

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NEP Poll 15 - Economics teaching - micro before macro?

Our first poll of the ESA National Economic Panel for 2017 tries to shed some light on a perennial debate amongst economics educators.

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Call for Papers, ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives - Call for Papers now OPEN

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US Election 2016

These extraordinary times called for an extraordinarily agile poll of the ESA National Economic Panel. We sought the Panel's opinion on this proposition: "Hillary Clinton is likely to be the superior US presidential candidate for the Australian economy and for Australia."

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IEA Stiglitz Essay Prize

"It is with great pleasure that we are writing to you to inform you that we have awarded the first and runner up prizes in the Stiglitz Essay Prize (SEP) in honor of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz......

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Events

YEN-ACT Graduate Welcome Event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 8, 2017, 6:00 pm

The Economics Society of Australia (ACT) is honoured to have Professor Helen Sullivan as our guest speaker for this event. Professor Sullivan will discuss, and take questions on issues relating to economic expertise in the public sector and the consequences of political pressure to reduce staff numbers in the public service which has resulted in an expansion of the use of consultants. 

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Women in Economics - ACT Launch

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Mar 20, 2017, 12:15 pm

Please join us to launch the Women in Economics Network (WEN) with guest speaker Dr Luci Ellis Assistant Governor (Economic) at the Reserve Bank of Australia. Dr Ellis will share her perspectives on Women in the Economy and in Economics.

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Welcome

Welcome to the ACT Branch of the Economic Society of Australia.

The Canberra Branch is one of the larger branches of the Economic Society, boasting a membership of 300+ members across a variety of sectors including the public service, academe, private and NGOs. Anyone interested in contemporary economic issues and debates is invited to join the Canberra Branch of the Economic Society of Australia. No special qualifications are required for membership, simply an interest in economic issues! Student members are eligible for discounted membership rates.  

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